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A reader writes, 

Dear Mr. Nordlinger –

I am an Obama supporter and regular Corner reader. I was interested in your weekend post about likely voter support among different income groups in Vermont, based on your visit. Last weekend I was in South Haven, Mich., a town on the shores of Lake Michigan that has a few thousand year-round residents, many vacationers, and farms surrounding the town. Here is my very informal survey of political support, based on yard signs:

If you are a local year-round resident, living in a modest home, you are a McCain supporter. If you have a lakeside home (these go for $1 million and up), you are an Obama supporter. If you have a trailer home, you are a McCain supporter. If you are a farmer, you are either a McCain supporter or a Ron Paul supporter, unless you are an organic farmer, in which case you are an Obama supporter. 

That, my friends, is “consistent with life,” as an old boss of mine used to say. (“Consistent with life” is a cousin of “Rings true.”)

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